Islands of Decolonial Love

Songs by Leanne Simpson & Friends

she hid him in her bones music written and performed by nick ferrio

leaks music written and performed by tara williamson

smallpox, anyone music written and performed by sarah decarlo

identity impaired music written and performed by melody mckiver

jiibay or aandizooke instrumental “woodcarver” by a tribe called red

spacing music written and performed by sean conway

ishpadinaa traditional women’s song performed by leanne simpson

she sang them home instrumental “war cry movement I” by cris derksen

a love song for attiwapiskat instrumental “war cry movement II” by cris derksen

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nick ferrio – dobro
tara williamson – piano and vocals
sarah decarlo – keyboard
melody mckiver – viola
a tribe called red – instrumental from “woodcarver”
sean conway – guitar
leanne simpson – vocals
cris derksen – “war cry”, movement I and II

instrumentals and poetry for all tracks except spacing and the works by a tribe called red and cris derksen were recorded at the narrows with sound engineer james mckenty. spacing was recorded by chris culgin at ephram. all tracks were mixed by james mckenty and mastered by harris newman at greymarket mastering.

special thanks to: steve daniels, tara williamson, nick ferrio, james mckenty, john k. samson, chris culgin, cara mumford, rulan tangen, minowe simpson, nishna simpson, marrie mumford, sarah decarlo, melody mckiver, sean conway, ryan mcmahon, jarrett martineau, eric ritskes, sara roque, cris derksen, a tribe called red, doug williams, patti shaughnessy, susan blight, indigenous waves radio, aaron mason, aaron mason photography and the aboriginal arts program of the ontario arts council.

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